• July 25, 2021
 Padres Teammates Homer, But Mercado Pinch Hit Help Lifts Redbirds Over Chihuahuas 8-6

Padres Teammates Homer, But Mercado Pinch Hit Help Lifts Redbirds Over Chihuahuas 8-6

Oscar Mercado struck a pinch-hit, two-run single to break an eighth-inning tie in the Memphis Redbirds’ 8-6 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas Sunday night.

Two San Diego Padres homered for the Chihuahuas Sunday on MLB rehab assignments. Austin Hedges went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his second homer in three games with El Paso this season.

Hedges’ Padres teammate Wil Myers went 1-for-4 with a line drive solo home run over the center field fence in the bottom of the sixth.

One night after hitting for the cycle, Carlos Asuaje went 2-for-4 and has six hits in his last nine at bats. Shane Peterson went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the loss. Tyler Webb tossed a 1-2-3 top of the ninth inning for El Paso

The teams have split the first two games of the series.

Memphis 8 El Paso 6 – Sunday

WP: Gilmartin (4-2)  |  LP: Scholtens (1-4)  |  S: Mujica (5)  |  Time: 2:48  |  Attn: 7,388

Box Score   |   Team Records: Memphis (42-28), El Paso (34-36)

Next Game: Monday, 7:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Memphis RHP Dakota Hudson (8-2, 2.18) vs. El Paso RHP Walker Lockett (2-5, 5.12). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

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While the initial information was provided by the El Paso Chihuahuas, it has been reviewed and copy-checked by a Herald-Post editor. In some cases, the text has been reformatted for better readability.

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